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Undesign: DSM Virtual Tour
October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the Polk County Housing Trust Fund for a special virtual tour of Undesign the Redline for the United Way 21-Day Equity Challenge!
In the 1930s, after the Great Depression, risk management maps of 239 cities were developed to show neighborhoods that were the best for investment and mortgage loans and which were not. These maps, now known as Redlining maps, told banks where and whom they should provide loans. This practice is how structural racism and inequality were designed into our cities and the built environment. The impact and consequences have never been undone. Explore Des Moines’ history with these policies so our community can begin to pave a more equitable path forward. See the Facebook link here for more info.